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‘My Wife is Jealous Because I Love Kane’ – Mauricio Pochettino

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Harry Kane has got everyone waxing lyrical after his Champions League heroics including Tottenham manager Harry Kane Mauricio Pochettino, who said his wife is now jealous because he loves the striker.

Kane struck a perfect hat-trick to fire Spurs to a 3-0 Champions League victory over APOEL on Tuesday and keep them on course for qualification for the Last 16 alongside Real Madrid who ran out 3-1 winners over Borussia Dortmund.

The England international brought his tally to nine goals this season and Pochettino, who compared him to Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after saying he ‘loved’ him at the weekend, believes there’s no better striker out there, Goal writes.

“For me Harry is one of the best strikers. Cristiano is different. Not a striker, like Messi, a different type of player,” Pochettino said.

“It doesn’t change my perception of Harry Kane because he scored three goals. For me he’s one of the best as I told you.

Asked about the loving comment, Pochettino said: “Now my wife is so jealous. And his wife too.

“No, I think it’s unbelievable. You know, it’s Harry Kane.”

Kane, 23, opened the scoring six minutes before half-time against APOEL and struck twice again after the break as Spurs coasted.

Asked if he would swap Kane for Ronaldo, Poch said he’d rather have both.

“Cristiano is fantastic, one of the best. Harry is one of the best and will get better because he’s so young,” he said.

“I cannot joke about that because both are fantastic. Both are the type of players you want in your team, in the same team.”

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